Best cpu upgrade for laptop

Matthew Zepess

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Hi, I have a Toshiba Satellite L675-s7015, Its sorta old but still works nicely for pretty much any basic task. Im going to have to switch out the dying cpu fan soon aswell as solder in new audio jacks and usb ports so i thought it wouldnt hurt to see what sort of cpu upgrade i can find. So, what would be the best cpu that this socket will support? Dont want to spend a massive amount on a cpu so if the best is some weird unique cpu then please also include the second best and ill decide which i want. (This is a amd socket)
 

Lutfij

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1| It's impossible to solder on USB ports to a laptop motherboard unless you know exactly where the PCB's trace outs are.

2| You could go for higher processors if the platform can accept a new CPU in that socket/range but I doubt that will happen since manufacturers of laptops often release BIOS updates to cripple drop ins by end users. Speaking of which, is this your exact model? Yo forgot to mention what your processors model is in order for us to see if there's anything above what you're using.

3| I would suggest that you invest in a new laptop and when you know this existing unit is disposable, then try and source a processor from Ebay however I wouldn't expect much to come out of a processor upgrade since the thermal solution on the laptop might only be adequate to deal with your current processor(provided there are more processors in a given hierarchy).
 

bboiprfsr

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http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1824078/toshiba-l675d-s7016-cpu-compatibility.html
https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/amd-socket-s1g4-cpu-upgrade-question.2444543/
Phenom II P650?

who knows? outdated technology. don't see any benefit - i'd recommend getting a modern laptop if you can for better performance. your laptop served its usage for the past 5 years. Even if you're trying to extend its lifespan, there may be other issues with the motherboard/battery. So if you spend $50-60 on a CPU upgrade, you could've gotten a decent $200 used laptop with decent integrated graphics on craigslist/ebay or amazon.
 

Lutfij

Splendid
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1| It's impossible to solder on USB ports to a laptop motherboard unless you know exactly where the PCB's trace outs are.

2| You could go for higher processors if the platform can accept a new CPU in that socket/range but I doubt that will happen since manufacturers of laptops often release BIOS updates to cripple drop ins by end users. Speaking of which, is this your exact model? Yo forgot to mention what your processors model is in order for us to see if there's anything above what you're using.

3| I would suggest that you invest in a new laptop and when you know this existing unit is disposable, then try and source a processor from Ebay however I wouldn't expect much to come out of a processor upgrade since the thermal solution on the laptop might only be adequate to deal with your current processor(provided there are more processors in a given hierarchy).
 
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